just-food explores the industry impact of a Greek exit from the Eurozone

What a Grexit could mean for the food industry

Greece is set to make a decision this Sunday on whether it accepts a proposal from its creditors following a breakdown on negotiations over...

Innovation and renovation form bedrock of General Mills' US strategy

Focus: Can General Mills improve US retail sales?

General Mills has been hit by category softness and changing consumer preferences at its US business. With US retail sales representing the...

Summer Fancy Food Show in New York

just-food's pick: Top trends at Fancy Food Show

The Summer Fancy Food show, staged by the Specialty Food Association, was held at the Javits Center in New York this week (28-30 June). With...

ConAgra will increase its focus on growing brands

Focus: ConAgra own-label exit plan is about growth

ConAgra Foods announced that it will sell off its loss-making private label business yesterday (30 June) in a move that, the company said, w...

Manufacturers must up their game in response to range optimisation

IRI – The opportunity of range optimisation

It is time for food manufacturers across Europe to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation, Stephanie Augier, European anal...

The disruptive discounters eye global growth

Talking shop – Disruptive discounters dominate

The disruptive impact of the discount retailers has dominated global retail headlines during June, as our take of this month's key developme...

BRICs and beyond: Dairies meet Mexican challenge through diversification 29 Jun 15

Dairy producers in Mexico have turned to product diversification to boost sales in the face of rising costs, weak purchasing power within lower income consumer groups and growing competition for the favour of more affluent consumers. Elizabeth Machuca reports.

Consuming issues: Battle against antimicrobial resistance just beginning 26 Jun 15

The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across a number of countries. Ben Cooper examines recent events in the context of the widespread concern over antimicrobial resistance.

Thought Leaders

North Castle acquires stake in Sprout

Katy Askew | 3 Jul 15 North Castle invests in Sprout

Investment firm North Castle Partners has acquired a controlling interest in Sprout Organic Foods, a developer, marketer and distributor of premium organic foods.

JBS acquires Cargill's US pork unit

Katy Askew | 2 Jul 15 JBS expands US pork ops with Cargill buy

Brazilian meat group JBS has entered an agreement to acquire Cargill's US pork business in a deal worth US$1.45bn.

Ireland sets 2025 agri-food export target

Dean Best | 2 Jul 15 Irish PM Kenny said agri-food sector 'led the way' in country's recovery

Ireland is targeting an 85% jump in the value of its agri-food exports by 2025, the country's government announced today (2 July).

Recent News - (Updated: 4:36pm 3 Jul 2015)

China's Dali Food Group "mulls Hong Kong IPO"

Canada says Nestle's Maggi noodles "safe"

MG completes capex, Unit Trust lists on ASX

ABF's Kingsmill returns to Tesco

Tyson expands poultry plant with US$8m investment

Food industry quotes of the week; McCormick, CGF

Monogram to buy Golden County from Chapter 11

Ebro sees sandwich boost from Roland Monterrat buy

Interview: How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 15

Hannah AbdullaIgnacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director, CGF

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.

The bitesize interview: Black Garlic UK balancing growth and resources 29 Jun 15

Katy AskewBlack Garlic UK focused on growing Belsajo brand

Black Garlic UK founder and managing director Katy Heath is passionate about the possibilities for her Balsajo brand and sees space for growth in a number of channels, product formats and countries. For Heath, the real difficulty is narrowing down what avenue of growth to explore first and balancing the limited resources of an SME. With new processing capacity coming online, Heath spoke to just-food about her plans for this unique product.

Interview: Permira's plans for new US snacks assets 24 Jun 15

Dean BestMedora brands include PopCrinkles

Private-equity giant Permira has snapped up Medora Snacks and Ideal Snacks Holding, two US companies focused on healthier products. John Coyle, a partner at Permira, talks to Dean Best about why the firm has bought the businesses, the potential for healthier snacks and its plans to expand its new assets.

Kraft investors unsurprisingly back Heinz merger. Now all eyes on likely cuts

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 1 Jul 15

In an announcement that would have surprised few, Kraft Foods Group said today (1 July) its shareholders had thrown their weight behind the plans to combine the business with HJ Heinz. The market's attention on where the management of the new Kraft Heinz Co. will look to make savings.

Sysco ends plan for US Foods foodservice merger

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 1 Jul 15

US foodservice distributor Sysco has pulled the plug on its plan to buy local rival US Foods, four months after the country's competition watchdog moved to block the deal.

It's getting heavy at Whole Foods

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 26 Jun 15

Whole Foods Market already had a reputation for being pricey. This will only be compounded by news that the retailer has been accused of routinely overcharging consumers by overstating the weight of packaged meat, dairy and baked goods.

ConAgra to quit private label

ConAgra to quit private label

It is not even three years since the US group became the largest own-label business in the country through its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Now ConAgra's new CEO has decided it is time to sell the under-pressure unit.

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

just-food looks at the sustainability of supply chains for four key commodities: palm oil, cocoa, soy and sugar.

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Regulators in India have questioned the safety of Maggi noodles on sale in the country. Nestle has insisted the products are safe but have recalled the lines for fear of "consumer confusion". Now officials in Singapore and the UK are testing products on sale in their markets

Applegate Farms becomes Hormel's latest acquisition

Applegate Farms becomes Hormel's latest acquisition

A year after buying Muscle Milk maker CytoSport, Hormel Foods has again used M&A to buy into a fast-growing category.

ALDI 2015: Radically transforming Anglo Saxon grocery market

ALDI 2015: Radically transforming Anglo Saxon grocery markets

What are the sales figures for Aldi’s international and domestic businesses? Which of Aldi Sued or Aldi Nord is bigger? How many stores does Aldi operate?.. Read more

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